RIP Sir Terence David John "Terry" Pratchett (28 April 1948 – 12 March 2015)continued from:>>38649130
>making a new thread before the old one's deadLURK MORE
>>38650643I want /lit/ to leave.
>those last three tweetsfuuuuuck
>>38650607RIP in peace Terry.I've only read like two or three books from him but they were pretty good.I do wonder, he died pretty "young" from alzheimers. I wonder if he went through the euthanasia route
>>38650677Sources have already confirmed he did not.
>>38650655The old one hit bump limit.
Good riddance to him and his fedora-tier satire. I'd rather read Paolini to get a good laugh than his cringeworthy attempts at wit
Lilacs for everyone.
>>38650717Tip yer fedora harder, boi.
The bit that made me feel the most in any of his books might seem a bit oddBut in Small Gods when the young philosopher makes the war machines and the elder one just...silently sits there in sadness. Every time.Small Gods is my favorite one.
>>38650699>bump limit=deathLURK MORE.
>>38650607God Damnit World . . . Today was my birthday
>>38650607"All the little angels rise up, rise up.All the little angels rise up high!How do they rise up, rise up, rise up?How do they rise up, rise up high?They rise heads up, heads up, heads up, they rise heads up, heads up high!"
>still not stickyMods we hit 300 posts on the other one in less 2 hoursI think we need this
>>38650730He's just trying to cope by pretending he never cared.
>>38650756I am so sorry anon.As Happy a birthday as it can be, anon.
>>38650677I don't know what his condition was but my late father died of Louie Bodies' disease at 57 or so. If the Alzheimers is really bad then it can just make them waste away and be bed/chair-ridden, which makes one especially susceptible to diseases and death.
>>38650730Yeah, because Pratchett isn't responsible for fedoras and their euphoric sense of superiority. Face it, without Pratchett half of them wouldn't even think about reading Dawkins and rest of that shit.
>>38650775Yeah mods get on the bandwagon, T.P. is the /tg/ Michael Jackson.
>>38650756Dont give up, anon. Its not what he'd want.
>>38650730Pratchett was terminally unfunny and his books did not get better with age. Why don't you read those Forgotten Realms books instead?
>>38650677>he died pretty "young" from alzheimersFairly young, yes, but his battle was not a short one. It's been just about eight years since he announced that he'd been diagnosed with the disease, and I think the symptoms were first noted a year or two before that, but initially mistaken for those of a mild stroke.
>>38650756The world wants you to be a fantasy/comedy writer, and there is now an open slot.Remember: a wish to heal people is necessarily a wish for someone to be hurt. Rejoice anon, your wishes are about to come true.
>>38650838>I bet he didn't want to die like he did either, but he still did lol
>>38650805Superior idiots will always be superior idiots. All Pratchett could be accused of doing is influncing their fashion sense.
>>38650808Now read that /lit/ post and compare it to the /tg/ one.He may have been an author, but he's so deeply ingrained into so many of our consciousnesses that he's a permanent member of the /tg/ Pantheon, even if you don't 'worship' him yourself.
Death isn't cruel--merely terribly, terribly good at his job.
>>38650851>and there is now an open slotThe slot was open the whole time. Discworld less funny than terminal cancer.
Rolled 18 (1d20)1d20.Do it.
>>38650756Happy Birthday anon. Give yourself the gift of rereading your favourite Discworld book.
>>38650898Which a lot of you shitbags seem to think is hysterical. Much like your own opinion of your posting, I'm sure...
>>38650871>/tg/ Pantheonwho else lives on there?Terry PrattchetFred Rogersdoes Douglas Adams live there too?
>>38650871This. /lit/ remembers him because he was an author. /tg/ remembers him because he was a friend.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>38650908ok then
>>38650864Yeah, because his anti-christian "satire" did not influence the generation of militant atheist neckbeards? Stay in denial, faggot.
>>38650923Dose Phillip Dick and Stanislav Lem have their plac there?
>>38650857I don't know who they are.The only thing we can do is speculating anyway, it will never come true...;_;Thank god it's unlikely Discworld will be sold to Shitney or it's dark brothers, nothing is better than Filthy Rodent Vermin Studios.
From Neil's blog.>I woke up and my email was all condolences from friends, and requests for statements from journalists, and I knew it had happened. I'd been warned.>Thirty years and a month ago, a beginning author met a young journalist in a Chinese Restaurant, and the two men became friends, and they wrote a book, and they managed to stay friends despite everything. Last night, the author died.>There was nobody like him. I was fortunate to have written a book with him, when we were younger, which taught me so much.>This was the last thing I wrote about Terry. I knew his death was coming and it made it no easier:>http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/24/terry-pratchett-angry-not-jolly-neil-gaiman>I'll miss you, Terry.>I'm not up to writing anything yet. Maybe one day.
>Terry pratchet is deadOh fuck me.....
>>38650944No jokes of that sort. Not now. And if that isn't a joke, get off 4chan more.
>Went 400 pots without a single shitposter in last thread>new thread immediate picks up a raging attention whore shitposter Fucking /lit/. We hate you already, there was no reason to give us more ammo
>>38650923I'd say Douglas Adams for sure. Gygax of course. Gaiman has a spot waiting for him. You know Matt Ward does too, even if it is as the Set/Hades/etc equivalent.
>>38650908Let's fucking go.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>38650908
>>38650973>Gaiman has a spot waiting for him. Pray that moment is decades away.>You know Matt Ward does too, even if it is as the Set/Hades/etc equivalent.kek, but you are right.
>>38650908The dice is crying too much to be rolled right now.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>38650978Well fuck let's try this again
I know that when a famous person dies, all sorts of subhuman creatures come out of the woods to mock him or her. That's par of the course, sadly.Still, I wish to remember the man. The Carpet People was my second book when I was a wee lad (I mean, the second one I chose for myself as opposed to having it bought for me). It was part of who I am today.Even though we knew this day would come, I'm still sad.
>>38650812haha no. Pier Anthony is the /tg/ Michael Jackson. He even has the pedophilia too.
>>38650978It's the email/options field, Anon.
>>38650985fine fine, Stanisław Lem, happy now?
>>38650944Dude, you're not that different from those you hate.Now hush, will you? This is a wake, not debate club.
>>38650949I know of Phillip Dick, who is Stanislav lem?>>38650973these are names I know...
>>38650997Wait, are we rolling to resist crying? Or just rolling to cry?
Rolled 1 (1d20)
>>38650973Anything for Richard Garfield?
>>38650973>You know Matt Ward does too, even if it is as the Set/Hades/etc equivalent.>Hades equivalentWhat, the one guy who actually does his job and stays out of mortals' business instead of making an active effort to be as big an asshole as possible? Doesn't sound like Matt Ward to me.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>38650908my body is ready
>>38651000Except Michael Jackson was good, once.
>>38650997>>38651019Don't worry Anon. I got you covered.
>>38650959>http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/24/terry-pratchett-angry-not-jolly-neil-gaiman>There is a fury to Terry Pratchett’s writing: it’s the fury that was the engine that powered Discworld. It’s also the anger at the headmaster who would decide that six-year-old Terry Pratchett would never be smart enough for the 11-plus; anger at pompous critics, and at those who think serious is the opposite of funny; anger at his early American publishers who could not bring his books out successfully.>The anger is always there, an engine that drives. By the time Terry learned he had a rare, early onset form of Alzheimer’s, the targets of his fury changed: he was angry with his brain and his genetics and, more than these, furious at a country that would not permit him (or others in a similarly intolerable situation) to choose the manner and the time of their passing.You can see it in the way the style of the books changed too ... especially Vimes. He started raging at an unjust system, and ended raging at his own mind. Quite literally in Thud and Snuff.
>>38651000Hehe, nice photoshop you have here...>It's the real titleFucking hell.
>>38651014one of the best Sci fi writers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanis%C5%82aw_Lem
Rip in Rip, Space Turtle Wizard
>>38650997>>38650978Wow. Two epic fails in a row.
>>38650999>inb4 that one guy posts "you shouldn't even care, you didn't know him and he didn't know oyu"
>>38650851>A wish to heal people is a wish for someone to be hurtI disagree with that. People will be hurt, whether you wish it or not. If not from the cruelties of man, than from the uncaring whims of fate. I feel no shame about wishing to heal.
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>38651019Yes.
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>38650908High or low?
>>38650999To be fair, there are currently 8 threads about this up at once. There is such a thing as too much.
Fuck I sure as hell hope that pasta came true
>>38650908No need, I lost that roll by DM fiat.
>>38651063I know what would help:a sticky.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>38650908rolling
I read the first book when I was 11. I never stopped reading them. He was instrumental in getting me into fantasy. I am crying now, for the first time since my uncle died. This sucks so bad.
>>38650944>anti-christian "satire"Gadda did the same thing and some atheist use it to militant his disbelief in christianity.But this doesn't make gadda a bad writer ? right ?
Rolled 3, 5, 2 = 10 (3d6)>>38650908GURPS mode, versus 12
>>38650908Eyesight suddenly gone to hell due to sudden indoor condensation, can't make what I rolled. Will report back, once I figure out the nature of the problem.
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>38650904>>38650908doin' it.
>>38651058>If not from the cruelties of man, than from the uncaring whims of fate. I feel no shame about wishing to heal.Please never write a book.
>>38651063>>38651063You should have seen /tv/ when Robin Williams died.
>As Terry walks into the darkness much too soon, I find myself raging too: at the injustice that deprives us of – what? Another 20 or 30 books? Another shelf-full of ideas and glorious phrases and old friends and new, of stories in which people do what they really do best, which is use their heads to get themselves out of the trouble they got into by not thinking? Another book or two of journalism and agitprop? But truly, the loss of these things does not anger me as it should. It saddens me, but I, who have seen some of them being built close-up, understand that any Terry Pratchett book is a small miracle, and we already have more than might be reasonable, and it does not behoove any of us to be greedy.>I rage at the imminent loss of my friend. And I think, “What would Terry do with this anger?” Then I pick up my pen, and I start to write.>-Neil Gaiman
So this makes 2 after Nimoy.Who's going to be the third?
>>38650973>Hades>>38651027Fuck you man. Hades was the one not-dick god in that entire pantheon. Even the "Rape of Persephone" wasn't actually rape until you reach the renessance and that painting was made. Dude actually courted her and they eloped, then Demeter (or whoever her mother was) threw a fucking fit.Matt Ward -wishes- he could be Hades tier.
Even /co/ has a god damn sticky.
>>38650944Christ, you really are a thin skinned little bitch.Grow the fuck up
>>38650756May your birthday still be great, anon. Raise a pint for him.
>>38651119Gary Owens was the first. Space Ghost is a real ghost now.
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>38651127OH COME ON
>>38651119Cleese, I fear.
>>38650944Why are fat Burgers even allowed here. Get shot
>>38650944You need to believe in things that aren't true. How else can they become?
is it a coincidence for this to be spoiled today?
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>38650908Might as well
>>38651127Well if we didn't chase off every mod with "muh board culture" we might have one too.
>>38651130>calling people thin skinned little bitches>crying over a hack writerHow many fedoras do you own?
>>38650756Anon, its evident. The day we commemorate your birth, we commemorate his death. You should carry with his legacy. Start writing, painting, filiming, GMing. Happy Birthday.
So, what was your first? Mine was Mort.
>>38651127>>>/co/70204932>Don't even know who this was>>>/co/70204965>Neither did heGoddamn /co/
>>38650756I'll drink for you both.
>>38651162durdle turtle is kill ; ;
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>38650908
>>38650607Don't fear the reaper.
>>38651063At the time you posted that there were four. One of which was three posts long because they hadn't used the catalog, one of them was the prequel to this in autosage.I'll grant you having two threads is a bit much, but originally one was the troll containment one, and this one was full of people who just wanted to pay their respects and rememberances.
>>38651098Well fuck you too. I feel like being overwrought and poetic today. Cunt.
>>38651175Colour of Magic, when I was really young. I got back into his stuff later, through Mort.
Well in terms of books the alzheimers had already taken his abilities. I don't think there was a single good thing about the latest Science of the Discworld book. (first Pratchett book that depressed me after finishing with how bad it was)Plot all over the place, preaching in your face and worst of all everyone acting severely out of character. (Ridcully or the Dean was even asking Rincewind for advice)That said he put out a lot of good books over the years and was the one who really turned me into an avaricious reader so i'm thankful to him.
>>38651175My dads old copy. Still got it, frayed and dog eared as it is.
>>38651175It was either Johnny and the Dead or Truckers, maybe Carpet People.
>>38651175Men at Arms.
>>38651139>implying you won't die in Stan Lee's lifetime
>>38651175Light Fantastic, bought in a WHSmiths at an airport before going on holiday, spent all holiday reading and rereading it.It's not even one of the better ones.
>>38650607First Leonard Nimoy, and now Terry PratchettHoly shit this is the worst year of all time. Looks like my schedule for the next few days cleared up.Goodnight, sweet prince.
>>38651189>Death? >Terry Pratchett, I have come for thee>You're tall than I thought you'd be>I am also kinder. I took you now, while you still knew my name>I'm ready, Death.>Good, it won't hurt.
>>38651101I haven't the words right now. But this.. I agree with this. I like this, rage focussed. Directed at.. Creation? Raging against the world? Haven't the words. But this is good.
>>38651119At the rate we're going, Sir Ian Mckellen
>>38651175Truckers / Diggers / Wings.I can't remember what my first Discworld was. I think Colour of Magic, but it might even have been the Guards Guards graphic novel.I know the last ones I read were the Witches books, and they were MUCH later. I'd probably read everything else like three times. I just found I couldn't get into them in my early teens, and then came to truly adore them when I was older.For my favourite though? Night Watch hands down. I still find myself unable to put it down. I also adore Rincewind, so Intersting Times and The Last Continent (and of course the Popular Science books) also get a fond stroke.
>>38651175I... I can't actually remember the name. It was a Vimes one, where the killer had the first Gun.I can't remember the name though. Why can't I remember the name?
>>38651175I don't really remember, but I think Small Gods was my first.
>>38651249Where are the caps.
>>38651192>>38649163>>38651135>>38649120>>38649130>>38649642>>38649184>>38649254>>38649209More than four. Yes, most of them are low on posts and should - hopefully - drop off the board soon, but people should check the catalog before making a new one.
>>38650792Well, I've just uploaded a swatch of youtube material for Besiege and I have vodka - so it's getting better slowly.>>38650813Don't Intend too - even though life has given me a shit hand recently.>>38650851Always been more films and video shorts than writing, but thanks anon.>>38650915Moist von Lipvig, Going postal - gotcha.>>38651133Does vodka count as a suitable substitute?>>38651170Writing, Drawing, filming and GMing already being done - thanks anon.>>38651177Thanks, let's keep the drink moving anon.>Happy death-day Terry.
>>38651262Men at Arms.
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>38650908Even if it's only another post, it's still some form of toast.
>>38651175Color of Magic, 10 years old.
>>38651196Don't be poetic if you can't do it well.
>>38651175Colour of Magic.
>>38651266Maybe it's Death from Sandman.
>>38651262>gunMen at Arms
>>38651139Ditko and Kirby already died, he will just claim that he did instead.
>>38651175Good Omens, Colour of Magic was my first Discworld novel though
>>38651279burn the fucken heretic
>>38651175in the time before, I knew not of the prattchet, then /tg/ berated me so I found them all in audio, my first prattchet was all of them from the color of magic through THUD, because once I started I couldn't stop, and 2 weeks later I'd heard them all, found copies, and read them over again...
>>38651279>giving arthur chu any attentionIsn't he a Nazi?
>>38651292Don't be a cunt.
>"There are times in life when people must know when not to let go. Balloons are designed to teach small children this." -Terry Pratchett
>>38651317Silly anon. PoCs can't be evil.
>>38651279Fuck this guy with a sock stitching mushroom.
>>38651279Seems about right. The era of glorious titans is coming to an end and in its stead we are left with milksop pissants.
>>38651175I've only read Good Omens. My brother got it for me last Christmas.It's fucking excellent m8
>>38651316You have learned well, my son.
This raises the question: Where do we raid to get his sword of +5 storytelling?
>>38651322Don't be a shitty writer.
>>38651317Look at his photoshttps://twitter.com/arthur_affect/media
>>38651310>>38651279>>38651330Reread the tweet. He's saying guys who were ACTUALLY as funny as they think they are are passing away, instead of like most guys who think they're funnier than they are.To be fair, I think Pratchett was actually much funnier than he thought he was.
>>38651119No joke, I actually checked the ages of John Wardley and Nick Park.
>>38651342His newly constructed tomb
Rip in pepperoni
>>38651336Apparently he's a professional game show contestant.Yeah I don't get it either.
>>38651342The adventure is looking for it, then putting it back for future generations to find. It's about the journey, not the ending.
>>38650607https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDB87o-njFQHe was the best of us, guys. Drink a toast to him with me.Wherever your road takes you now, Sir Pratchett, I hope it leads to peace and serenity. Sláinte.
>>38651210I actually quite enjoyed SoDW:IV Electric Boogaloo - but in fairness I actually read them for the science bits. I find myself reading the fiction chapters together and treating it as two books.
>>38651121>Fuck you man. Hades was the one not-dick god in that entire pantheon. Even the "Rape of Persephone" wasn't actually rape until you reach the renessance and that painting was made. Dude actually courted her and they eloped, then Demeter (or whoever her mother was) threw a fucking fit.>Matt Ward -wishes- he could be Hades tier.Yes, that is pretty much exactly what I said. >>38651175I think it was Colour of Magic. It's the weakest book, maybe aside from a couple of hist last books, but it was good enough to get me to read the rest.
>>38651348We get it. We don't appreciate him using the death of a great man as part of his bitch fit against white people.
>>38651342Not sure. For some reason, he kept it secret. Kept it safe.
>>38650607My world is being depopulated...>captcha: LeonardGoddamit
>>38651175Either Reaper Man or Mort, just read Raising Steam a few months ago.
>>38651343You know what, go fuck yourself. Here I am mourning the death of one of my favorite authors, resolving to finally work on my writing so I can get better in his honor, and here you are just being a gigantic piece of shit. Go eat a thousand cocks you utter and complete asshole.
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>38650908
>>38651175The Bromeliad Trilogy, bound as one book. It was amazing.
>>38651348It's not that part. It's him immeditaly slipping in his shitty political views.
>>38651031Hey, On a Pale Horse was actually a good book.
>>38651283>Does vodka count as a suitable substitute?Any alcohol will do. Or drink vodka in pints. If only we would have wine that would work in reverse time. (I totally don't know how it's called in English)
>>38651390>Here I am mourning the death of one of my favorite authorsMe too.>resolving to finally work on my writing so I can get betterWell, you clearly need to do that.
>>38651390Here you are getting mad on the internet.
>>38651175Mort. Then I went on through Going Postal and the entire Lip von Moist series. Never stopped.
Favourite Discworld moments?For me, there are two moments that will always stand out. The ending of Men at Arms, with Carrot and Vetinari talking about Kings; and the whole end of Feet of Clay with Dorfl through to the Ceramic Atheist line.Later books (Night Watch esp) may have been better overall, but they'll always be my shining moments that made me squee out loud.
Today is a very sad day for the world.
>>38651175Hogfather, I think.If I recall it was because I wanted to have read the book before I saw the Sky film adaptation.I've read all of them except The Amazing Maurice and the Science of the DiscworldsAlsohttp://www.paulkidby.net/index.php/blog/previous/221-february-6th-2015-so-far-so-goodIt's not over yet
>>38650607The world has lost some of its light.Pratchett's books have gotten me through some tough times over the years. Hell, they got me through my father's death. His wordplay, sense of humor and strong sense of morality make every one of his books worth reading.
>mfw my dad just turned 66
>>38651416I always liked the fight against the auditors near the end of the Thief of Time.
>>38651409Reannual grapes make reannual wine. As opposed to annual crops which are harvested yearly.
>>38651446Does your dad have Alzheimers?
>>38651412Here you are being a worthless shitstain on the internet. But you're right, getting mad on doesn't help. So enjoy whatever hollow satisfaction you get from putting others down. Cunt.
>>38651416The last surprise in The Thief of Time. That dumb mask he pulls out. I don't know why, but it had me crying with laughter at three in the morning when I read it.
>>38651416Vimes telling Vetenari where to shove his monument to the Fallen of the Glorious Twenty Fith of May.
>>38651432The Amazing Maurice is pretty amazing.And fucking dark for a more kid oriented book.
>>38651464Is that what not being mad sounds like?
>>38651416That bit in Pyramids where the assassin is described putting on all of his equipment in excruciating detail, then immediately falls over.
>>38651464>implying I'm the same guyMaybe you should read a book on how 4chan works>>38651456No, thank God
>>38651416When Vimes arrests two entire armies in Jingo.
>>38651482I'm not that anon, but he didn't say he wasn't mad. Just shut the fuck up. You got your jollies. Go back to practicing your fedora tip, you need to impress the lolis.
>>38651483I'm going to have to do this in Shadowrun one time.
>>38651485Well then thank you for reminding me not to get buttflustered. Not cunt.
>>38651464>>38651482Both of you fuck off. There's a time and a place for that, and while I admit this is the place, it's not the time.
We have lost a great literary mind /tg/ The world will be all the duller for it's loss. But even in death the Discworld shall prevail. Spread it. Make everyone you know remember the world the Terry made for each and every one of us on this planet to enjoy. Morn for him but know he is never gone from this plane so long as we remember.The last posts on his twitter."AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER."Terrry took Death's arm and followed him through the doors and on to the black deser under the endless night.The End.
>>38651523You're welcome, mongoloid.
>>38651416The sharpening of Bill Door's scythe
>>38651416I can give you my favourite line:"Time passed, which, basically, is its job."From Equal Rites.
>>38651416My favorite part of Men at Arms is the "If a man holds your life in his hands, hope to god that man is an evil man." part. That's pretty much my definition of lawful good.
>>38651532>>38651523>>38651543Seconded. Pratchett would be funny and meaningful. You two are neither funny enough nor smart enough.
>>38650717So edgy and badass.
>>38651416Not one moment but the thing from Men at Arms>she's a ...>but she's a w...>a w...>"A werewolf."I had no face
This is a sad day for this Earth. We lost a great author /tg/. Preserve his legacy and remember him as the great man he was.
>>38651416Deaths entire speech to Susan at the end of Hogfather. "Thank you. Now . . . tell me . . ." WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF YOU HADN"T SAVED HIM? "Yes! The sun would have risen just the same, yes?" NO. "Oh, come on. You can't expect me to believe that. It's an astronomical fact." THE SUN WOULD NOT HAVE RISEN. She turned on him. "It's been a long night, Grandfather! I'm tired and I need a bath! I don't need silliness!" THE SUN WOULD NOT HAVE RISEN. Really? Then what would have happened, pray?" A MERE BALL OF FLAMING GAS WOULD HAVE ILLUMINATED THE WORLD. They walked in silence for a moment. "Ah," said Susan dully. "Trickery with words. I would have thought you'd have been more literal-minded than that." I AM NOTHING IF NOT LITERAL-MINDED. TRICKERY WITH WORDS IS WHERE HUMANS LIVE. "All right," said Susan. "I'm not stupid. You're saying humans need . . . fantasies to make life bearable." REALLY? AS IF IT WAS SOME KIND OF PINK PILL? NO. HUMANS NEED FANTASY TO BE HUMAN. TO BE THE PLACE WHERE THE FALLING ANGEL MEETS THE RISING APE. "Tooth fairies? Hogfathers? Little -" YES. AS PRACTICE. YOU HAVE TO START OUT LEARNING TO BELIEVE THE LITTLE LIES. "So that we can believe the big ones?" YES. JUSTICE. MERCY. DUTY. THAT SORT OF THING. "They're not the same at all!" YOU THINK SO? THEN TAKE THE UNIVERSE AND GRIND IT DOWN TO THE FINEST POWDER AND SIEVE IT THROUGH THE FINEST SIEVE AND THEN SHOW ME ONE ATOM OF JUSTICE, ONE MOLECULE OF MERCY. AND YET - Death waved a hand. AND YET YOU ACT AS IF THERE IS SOME IDEAL ORDER IN THE WORLD, AS IF THERE IS SOME . . . SOME RIGHTNESS IN THE UNIVERSE BY WHICH IT MAY BE JUDGED. "Yes, but people have got to believe that, or what's the point-" MY POINT EXACTLY.1/2
>>38651532You are correct. I done wrong. Sorry /tg/.
>>38651455Thank you, anon.
>>38651586 She tried to assemble her thoughts. THERE IS A PLACE WHERE TWO GALAXIES HAVE BEEN COLLIDING FOR A MILLION YEARS, said Death, apropos of nothing. DON'T TRY TO TELL ME THAT'S RIGHT. Yes, but people don't think about that," said Susan. "Somewhere there was a bed. . ." CORRECT. STARS EXPLODE, WORLDS COLLIDE, THERE'S HARDLY ANYWHERE HUMANS CAN LIVE WITHOUT BEING FROZEN OR FRIED, AND YET YOU BELIEVE THAT A . . . A BED IS A NORMAL THING. IT IS THE MOST AMAZING TALENT. "Talent?" OH, YES. A VERY SPECIAL KIND OF STUPIDITY. YOU THINK THE WHOLE UNIVERSE IN INSIDE YOUR HEADS. "You make us sound mad," said Susan. A nice warm bed... NO. YOU NEED TO BELIEVE IN THINGS THAT AREN'T TRUE. HOW ELSE CAN THEY BECOME? said Death.2/2
>All that shitposting.Never change, /tg/. Never change.
>>38651586>>38651603"You could say to the universe this is not fair. And the universe would say: Oh, isn’t it? Sorry."From Interesting Times
>>38651416Not necessarily my favorites but Vines racing to Young Sams's crib in Thud! Gives me shivers. And later when he shouts aloud "Where's My Cow". Weatherwax Borrowing a swarm of bees in Lords and Ladies, and both her and her sister trapped between two mirrors in Witches Abroad. Actually, everything from the fight between Gogol and Granny Weather was onwards in that book.
>>38650761ARSE UP! ARSE UP! THEY RISE ARSE UP HIGH!
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>38650908He will be missed.
>>38650923The fuck is Fred Rogers?
Rest in Peace, master wizzard and discworld's champion. You will be missed.
>>38651650Sniper from 'Nam.
>>38651646Weatherwax delaying the injury from catching a sword with her bare hand was great.
>>38651168I hope you look back on this day with shame as you graduate
>>38651416Tie between Reaper Man, Small Gods and Hogfather.RM: "WHAT CAN THE HARVEST HOPE FOR, IF NOT THE CARE OF THE REAPER MAN?"SG: "In a hundred years we'll all be dead, but here and now, we are alive."Hog: "Yes, but people have got to believe that, or what's the point—"MY POINT EXACTLY.” Also, one of his best lines, in the transcript of his Carnegie Medal Aceptance Speech reproduced in the Amazing Maurice:"Fantasy is more than wizards. For instance, this book is about rats that are inteligent. But it is also about the even more fantastic idea that humans are capable of intelligence as well. Far more beguiling than the idea that evil can be destroyed by throwing a piece of expensive jewelry into a volcano is the possibility that evil can be defused by talking. The fantasy of justice is more interesting than the fantasy of fairies, and more truly fantastic."
>>38651683>implying he'll graduate
>>38651682Or in Carpe Jugulum where she replaces all the vampires' cravings for blood with cravings for tea.
>>38650973Jack Vance deserves a reserved spot as well.
>>38651683Why? Because fuck who built his career on making fun of religion died now? He is already burning in hell where he belongs.
>>38651416Favourite might be the wrong word for it but the death of Constable Cuddy with Detritus' reaction. I think it was the first time in my reading history (obviously fairly tame to that point) where I cared about what happened to one of the characters and actually realised that "oh damn, things aren't always sunlight and fortuitious happenings in stories".
>>38651175I read them in the order as they were written, because I prefer it that way.Also, CoM is one of the weaker books, but it's still quite good if you don't compare it with his later ones.So I actually recommend to read them in their proper order, that way you can enjoy CoM, LF and ER much more.
>>38651682That was good, but what was better was her going home, doing the chores and THEN receiving all the pain and the wound at once.She fucking held the sword in a death grip knowing she'd pay for it later.
>>38651175I think it was Mort. First ever was the original Discworld book, the one where it was still a sci-fi setting.
>>38651722But hell doesn't exist, anon.
>>38651175I can't remember. I know my mother read read me Reaper Man, the Bromeliad, The Carpet People and probably some others when I was little, but fuck if I know in what order.
Surprised it didn't show up earlier.
>>38651432I loved Maurice, I'm sad that we never got any more books with him.
>>38651416The end of The Last Hero."That doesn't seem fair."NO ONE EVER SAID IT HAD TO BE, BUT THERE ARE OTHER STARS.and No one remembers the singer. The song remains.
>>38651771It was right at the start of the pevious thread
>>38651771It was posted early last thread.
>>38651778>No one remembers the singer. The song remains.One of the few phrases I could consider getting tattooed on my body.
>>38651416The Speech in Reaper Man, and the end of that book.The part in Soul Music where Death hits the highway like a battering ram on a silver black phantom bike, and the metal is hot, and the engine is hungry, and we're all about to see the light. Most of Hogfather.
I am crying
>>38651771>>38651780>>38651791Previous thread also had this, first written:
>>38651852Worth noting most of those replies were variations on the theme of 'fuck you ;_;'
Not Pratchett but fairly close.
We're close to spending two threads.Sticky one already!
post yfw we will never get a sticky.
>>38651416The hardest time I've had staying off the floor, and it was damn hard, was the hangover cure in Hogfather.
>>38651860Well, most of the anons were not ready for those feels. People often react with anger towards the pain, to try to cover it. It was a certain way of saying it was written in an magnificent way.
I don't want to die, /tg/.
>>38651416I think it was probably Mort, when Mort first starts becoming death and threatens Albert.Unusual choice, possibly, but Mort was the first Discworld book that I read, so I remember that one fondly above all the others.Otherwise, Death's speech regarding belief in Hogfather. Most of Death's lines give me chills, but that one in particular was still making me shiver three days later.I just like the Death novels, really.
>>38651760>But hell doesn't exist, anon.How is your katana collection?
>>38651904That picture is simultaneously adorable and really depressing.
>>38651904Why not? It might be fun.
God damnit.GOD FUCKING DAMNIT.FUCK!
>>38651904It's gonna happen anon.Even if Science prefects immortality in your lifetime, and it is free/affordable for you, eventually you will reach the heat death/collapse/other ultimate end of the universe itself.Just enjoy the time you have.
>>38651922Hey, Heaven does exist.But not Hell.
>>38651336No, literally Chu.
>>38651175The Amazing Maurice. Money's been tight for a long time but with the new job I'd should be able to sit down and enjoy this man's work. Bless him for what he has given the world.
>>38651933You can't go home again, anon.
>>38651904You will. And it will be painful as shit. Also you will be forgotten less than a next lifetime after your death. Maybe even faster.
>>38651982While times are tough, tide yourself over with some ebook versions from the internet.Just remember to throw some money in the direction of something you think Terry would appreciate - not like he really needs it himself anymore. There are several appropriate charities and foundations though.
>>38650923I'd say Graham Chapman's there, and the rest of the Pythons have places reserved. With all the Holy Grail references made during people's sessions, not including them would be a disservice.
>>38651722It's better to light a candle than curse the darkness, anon.
>>38650607Rekt In Peace
>>38652023Trickster gods, clearly. They poke fun at the others but the others still use their references and laugh themselves silly alongside them so no harm done.
>>38651722Because if you're too immature to handle jokes, you're either a child or have the mind of one.
>>38651722Visit the Infidel with Explanatory Pamphlets, anon.
>>38651928>I HAVE REMEMBERED ONE THING>I HAVE REMEMBERED HOW TO GET DRUNK
>>38652021>https://www.justgiving.com/Terry-PratchettSet up by the publishers, presumably Pratchett-approved. Alternately, Alzheimer's charities.
>>38652023Terry, being the filthy Yank, will have to sit at the kids table, however.
This has hit me harder than a troll with a cart mounted siege crossbow.
>>38651332Then we need more titans then.
>>38652057>Because if you're too immature to handle jokesI'm not even sure if there are that many jokes about religion, not any modern religion, at least. Or, you know, not hostile, mean-spirited jokes, at least.
Someone aught to livestream the sky movies.
>>38652098nigga hes from minnesota
>>38652093Even in Small Gods, the religion jabs are at the old-fashioned, fire-and-brimstone sort of thing.After Brutha takes over, the Omnians are presented as generally quite a nice lot, if a bit annoying.
>>38651722I don't know where you're coming from, and I speak as a religious moderate. Sure, Pratchett did occasionally poke fun at religion, but that's far from the only thing he lampooned. You can hardly say he "built his career on" it. And besides, Discworld was funny.
I'd just been re-reading his stuff too.RIP.
>>38652115>Pratchett was born in 1948 in Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire, England
We still have LAST TIFFANY ATCHING BOOK TO READ /TG/You're gonna buy it right?Right?
>>38652124He says that because he hasn't read anything of his and is just parroting someone's old religious butthurt.
>>38652093There are plenty of good-spirited jokes about the nature of religion, religion as a flawed human endeavor, and the way humans generally act silly when it comes to gods. Small Gods is essentially an extended critique of religion and the various ways that people approach it.This angers people who take shit too seriously, like this cunt here: >>38651722
>>38652115>Pratchett was born in 1948 in Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire, England, the only child of David and Eileen Pratchett, of Hay-on-Wye. Wikipedia.
>>38650607>Leonard Nimoy>now thisWhat a shitty year this is becoming
>>38652140I'm going to be there with big fucking bells on.
>>38652136He's talking about Terry of Mony Python. I got confused for a minute there too.
>>38652136This is the part where you realize there are two Terrys.
>>38652140Probably. Although if it's worse than Raisin Steam it'll leave a bad taste.
>>38651840/pol/ isn't that bad if you just let the stormfaggotry wash over you and /b/ is just teenagers and porn dumps these days.
>>38650673Actually teared up a little at that, first time in years.
>>38651175The Colour of Magic. I started at the beginning, and his voice carried me through the ups and downs of my life.
>>38652150I would agree. Where I'm from I've got so much rain. The Heavens weep in advanced and to warn the world of the death of angels.
>>38652157>>38652164Oops, missed the Python post. I stand corrected.
>>38652172/pol/ has too many right wingers for me to like going there
>>38652166It's not as good as the other three, but it still has Pratchett's flair.
>>38651416>favoriteThe sequence from Going Postal where the Mail Sorter is introduced. To quote Wikipedia:"So, while no sane person would believe for a moment that it is possible to create a circle wherein pi is exactly three (as opposed to "three and a bit," as it is oft described), Johnson managed to somehow twist the laws of the universe to accomplish precisely that in his construction of the Automated Mail Sorter for the Post Office of Ankh-Morpork. As with a significant number of his creations, the Sorter did work, but Johnson's blithe disregard for how the universe is actually put together created some side effects, including (but by no means limited to) the Sorter's ability to sort mail that had not actually been written yet or had never been written."is Bloody Stupid Johnson able to tap into the Warp or something?
>>38650607>NO. HUMANS NEED FANTASY TO BE HUMAN. TO BE THE PLACE WHERE FALLING ANGEL MEET RISING APE.>"Tooth fairies? Hogfathers?">"YES. AS PRACTICE. YOU HAVE TO LEARN TO START BELIEVING THE LITTLE LIES.">"So we can believe the big ones?">YES. JUSTICE. DUTY. MERCY. THAT SORT OF THING.>"They're not the same at all!">REALLY? THEN TAKE THE UNIVERSE AND GRIND IT DOWN TO THE FINEST POWDER AND SIEVE IT THROUGH THE FINEST SIEVE AND THEN SHOW ME ONE ATOM OF JUSTICE, ONE MOLECULE OF MERCY. AND YET YOU ACT LIKE THERE IS SOME SORT OF RIGHTNESS IN THE UNIVERSE BY WHICH IT MAY BE JUDGED.>"Yes. But people have got to believe that or what's the point?">MY POINT EXACTLY.
>>38652172I went to /pol/ once. Felt myself die a little inside. I try to stay on /tg/ for now.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>38650908Rolling for you Terry!
>>38651175Equal Rites.I can't say I wasn't interested in fantasy before I picked up a Pratchett book for the first time, but it certainly influenced my tastes... and my GMing style, too, both in ways I recognize and ways I'll never notice because of how deeply ingrained they are.I wonder if this weekend's game is going to feel like we're missing a player.
There is exactly one image I know of that exactly fits how I feel right now.Unfortunately it's a two-page spread from The Last Hero, and to post it properly I would have to take the book apart and scan it.I'm not at the house with my copy in it, so this is the best I can do.And a PDF, which I used to make ithttp://folk.uio.no/andlia/pratchett_the_last_hero.pdf
>>38652205>as the other threeAren't there four TA books out already?
>>38652228The one time I went there the first thing I saw was a gif of a man being burned alive.Decided that was enough.
>>38652238that fucking feel
>>38651175Thief of Time.
>>38652146>There are plenty of good-spirited jokes about the nature of religion, religion as a flawed human endeavor, and the way humans generally act silly when it comes to gods. Small Gods is essentially an extended critique of religion and the various ways that people approach it.Which, honestly, isn't really anti-religion. I mean, religion is a human endeavor, and every human endeavor is flawed. Most genuinely religious people I know would agree with that. One guy I know who is studying to become a priest wouldn't find that sentiment offensive in any way. What I got from Small Gods wasn't "religion sucks lol" but that...religion is what people make of it, I guess? Or maybe not exactly that, but I felt the point was about people and things they do more than about any greater truths or falsehoods behind religions, and in regards to things people do religion really wasn't presented as an evil or harmful social phenomenon.
>>38652247Wat?>Captcha: bastrI think you're missing a couple more letters there and I'd agree with you on /pol/ Captcha.
>>38652286It looked like somewhere in africa, a bunch of guys poured petrol on some poor bastard tied up on the ground then lit him on fire and stood there laughing.yeah, that was enough.
>>38651416"Many scholars ponder how the ramtops, filled with so many down to earth and sensible people, produces so many fine magical practitioners. What these scholars fail to realize is that one must have their feet planted firmly on the ground to build castles in the air."I probably mangled that quote, but there you go.
>>38651175Man at Arms from my parents for my 13th birthday or something. Then I got Small Gods from my friend for Christmas.
>>38651175Guards Guards. Had been sitting on my parents bookshelf for years before I found it. I think my aunt must have given it to us or something.
And another one.Oh well, post it now, for later:>>38649163
>>38652304Now I feel sick. But I have a kitten on my lap to cheer me up.>Captcha: ksStaft blanched
>>38652357Dude, seriously, be courteous to the other threads here. Wait till page 9 to produce a new thread.
>>38652368It was already there, I just posted the link so that some git who can't use catalog doesn't make another one.
>>38651175the bit where the Librarian fires up the steam organs with afterburners
>>38652382ah okay, smart decision.
I'm meeting with a new game group tomorrow and I hope I'm not the only guy there that knows Pratchett died, it'd be pretty embarassing.
>>38651175Men at Arms, from my high school's library.
Thud! Terry Pratchett is dead. Media vita in Mort sumus. He was truly The Last Hero, one of the Small Gods of modern day life's Maskerade. As he goes into The Light Fantastic let us, his brothers and Wyrd Sisters in humanity, remember the Sourcery of his writing - he gave us a glimpse at The Colour of Magic, gave our collective imaginations great Moving Pictures and Interesting Times. Let us not forget the unique Equal Rites of his magical wizards and Witches Abroad. Now he has gone to the Reaper Man, The Last Continent, victim to the Thief of Time, listening to the Soul Music. By Jingo! The Truth he was one of the world's Lords and Ladies of talent and deserves to be laid for his mortal Night Watch like royalty in the Pyramids. You might feel right now that you're not up to snuff. Like you have Feet of Clay in the wake of this news, or like Going Postal. You might feel like calling Guards! Guards! under this terrible Theatre of Cruelty or like Faust Eric, cruelly tricked by the terrible bargain of fate. Try to remember the great things Terry Pratchett brought into out lives and that each of us is just a small part of The Sea and Little Fishes. Try to keep on Making Money and Raising Steam -- humanity is a Monstrous Regiment and though we may have suffered a loss today (all of us, from the famous to the unseen labourers and Unseen Academicals) the warmth and laughter that Terry Pratchett creates will continue long after him. It does no good to worry about Death and What Comes Next. Pick yourself up and remember - Carpe Jugulum.
>>38651175Guards, Guards. I read that when I was in elementary school and I tried to get the rest of the books, but I read feet of clay afterwards which was the only one they had and didn't really keep going. I rediscovered Pratchett about three-four years ago when browsing /tg/ when I understood he was the same guy who wrote the books, then proceeded to read everything he wrote. Almost.
>>38652653>deacon>called a reverendThis triggers me
>>38651175It was Guards Guards.Borrowed it from my brothers friend, I think I read it in like 8th grade.I read it in swedish and the others in english.Mostly been reading about death, witches and the guards.
THE DEATH OF THE WARRIOR OR THE OLD MAN OR THE LITTLE CHILD, THIS I UNDERSTAND, AND I TAKE AWAY THE PAIN AND END THE SUFFERING. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THIS DEATH-OF-THE-MIND. - Light Fantastic, 1986. Sir Terry Pratchett
>>38652682The first Discworld book I read was the Wee Free Men and I thought it was really cool. Then I read "Making Money" and dropped the series like a pile of shit.It wasn't until a few years later I picked up Guards, Guards! that I decided to like it again.
POST CRABS FOR THE FALLEN
>>38652999>>38653017wait, why crabs? Mind you, I almost never come to /tg/, but I do remember something about crabs.
>>38652901Making Money was sorta the end of an era as far as many of us are concerned.Thud was the very last indisputably fantastic book.After that, it was more like he was just tieing up loose ends...Okay, Unseen Academicals was fucking BRILLIANT but then it had a truly GOOD villain... But he stopped having decent villains.Also Making Money is shit if you don't read Going Postal first, which establishes something like 90% of the baseline understanding of the characters involved.
>>38652572You magnificent, creative bastard.
>>38651416Urn asking Simony "You don't know?" in horror. So much ethics summed up right there.At this time, and in this place.
>>38651175Soul Music's first three chapters (I can't remember if they were actually chapters or just scene changes or something) My mother read them to me when I was still little, and the next week she got me The Color of Magic to start off with.
>>38653125The Truth is actually where it started to go downhill for me. Or maybe Night Watch.
WORDS IN THE HEART CANNOT BE TAKEN
>>38651175Whichever one it was with the Fair Folk invading Lancre. Funnily enough, it's one of the few whose name I can't remember.
>>38653125I Shall Wear Midnight tho.
>>38653203Lords and Ladies
I can't believe I got rid of my Discworld Noir game. Anyone else played it?
>>38653167I think the mood changed quite noticeable with "Going Postal".
>>38653167I have to disagree there.For me the hard cut off is Making Money, when he stopped having as good villains, except in Unseen Academicals, which to me is the last true to form discworld novel.
>>38653125>Also Making Money is shit if you don't read Going Postal first, which establishes something like 90% of the baseline understanding of the characters involved.You got them mixed up
>>38653543nooo... Going Postal introduces Moist Von Lipwig, and Making Money opens with him trying to break into his own post office...so I've got them in the right order.
>>38651175Night Watch. I know, I know, but the cover to the US paperback was SO plain I had to check it out.
>>38653125>Okay, Unseen Academicals was fucking BRILLIANT but then it had a truly GOOD villainI don't even remember what the fuck was going on in UA. It was a complete mess of a book, bouncing between the Dean becoming the archchancellor and the orc/goblin thing that doesn't quite get explained plus the whole candles thing that never amounts to anything and the soccer/football game that really kind of doesn't mean anything other than being what it is. Also, that blatant shipping of and by Vetinari and Margolotta.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>38650908I don't care what the die says, I've already crit the cry roll
>>38656918wellyou did crit.Just not the way you expected.
>>38654249>blatant shipping of and by Vetinari and Margolotta.See, it's not shipping when authors do it with their own characters. We call that "writing".And while the book was a mess, it was still pretty good.